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Caritas of Austin

Ending homelessness together.

three stars

84.09

611 Neches Street Austin, TX 78701
tel: (512) 479-4610   Web Site
EIN: 74-1909670

Board Leadership
Troy West
Board Chair

CEO
Jo Kathryn Quinn
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.09 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. We build wellbeing by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. All of us need a sturdy foundation and layers of support in our lives to thrive; that's what creates a strong community. Our innovative, personalized and proven approach to building wellbeing and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.

Caritas of Austin believes that when every person has a stable place to call home, they can realize their full potential and contribute to our community. We build wellbeing by making sure that people have a safe home, access to healthy groceries, jobs that provide a reliable living wage, and educational opportunities to learn life skills. All of us need a sturdy foundation and layers of support in our lives to thrive; that's what creates a strong community. Our innovative, personalized and proven approach to building wellbeing and ending homelessness creates a more vibrant Austin for everyone.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of families receiving housing services in a fiscal year.
556
Number of clients placed in jobs.
52
Number of meals served or provided
73,977
Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization
17,973
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth -3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Caritas of Austin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Caritas of Austin on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Caritas of Austin (TX) 84.09 three stars
6 Stones Mission Network (TX) 86.84 three stars
CommUnity (IA) 89.24 three stars
House of Hope (FL) 96.46 four stars
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Cincinnati (OH) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,574,002
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $349,503
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,474,968
Total Contributions $10,398,473
   Program Service Revenue $198,880
Total Primary Revenue $10,597,353
   Other Revenue $64,636
TOTAL REVENUE $10,661,989
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,552,630
   Administrative Expenses $740,710
   Fundraising Expenses $940,564
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,233,904
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-571,915
   
Net Assets $2,785,931

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Best Single Source Plus $3,925,176 41.1%
Supportive Housing $2,364,604 24.8%
Resettlement Services $816,553 8.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 84.09 three stars
2017-09 11/01/2018 87.34 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 93.73 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 94.69 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.98 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 93.51 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 90.64 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 94.51 four stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 95.28 four stars
2010-09 10/01/2011 93.92 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.55 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 90.84 four stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 91.45 four stars
2007-09 09/01/2009 91.29 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 74-1909670
Name in IRS Master File CARITAS OF AUSTIN
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,499 1.10% Jo Kathryn Quinn Executive Director

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Caritas of Austin (TX) 84.09 three stars
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Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio (TX) 89.05 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Caritas of Austin
611 Neches Street
Austin, TX 78701
tel: (512) 479-4610
fax: (512) 472-4164
EIN: 74-1909670

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1947
Austin, TX 78767

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Board Leadership

Troy West
Board Chair

CEO

Jo Kathryn Quinn
President, CEO

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